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Remember when Michael Bloomberg was running for president in 2020? The fake Indian yelled at him in a debate about his NDA’s with former employees. Is Bloomberg in prison?

How about ex-Sen. (and presidenti­al candidate) John Edwards? He took a million bucks — in campaign funds — and paid it to his pregnant girlfriend. Is Edwards in prison?

How about the Clintons? Bill Clinton committed a felony — he lied under oath in a civil deposition in a sexual-harassment lawsuit. Clinton ended up paying $850,000 to Paula Jones, to whom he exposed himself in a non-consensual encounter (unlike the one between Stormy and Trump). Is Bill Clinton in prison?

Trump’s accused of filing a falsified business record to cover up the 2016 payment, which the Democrats claim made it an in-kind political contributi­on. And somehow the various statutes of limitation don’t kick in because Trump had moved out of state, or something.

How different is this case from Hillary Clinton using two or three cut-outs in 2016 to funnel a million bucks to the sinister foreign national who fabricated the “Steele dossier,” a complete hoax that roiled the entire US political system for three years?

Is Hillary in prison for that crime? No, she paid an $8,000 fine. Eight thousand bucks, for plunging the nation into turmoil for most of Trump’s term. (The DNC had to pay another $100,000).

Yet now the Democrats want to put Trump behind bars for much, much less, than any of the above high crimes and misdemeano­rs. If you consider this case against Trump for more than 90 seconds, you realize how absurd it is. The problem is, most of the people in this country are no longer low-info voters. They’re no-info voters.

Do you doubt me? Talk to a Democrat — any Democrat. All the Democrats are going for here is the gotcha picture — the mug shot.

The non-working classes don’t even read the headlines anymore. They just look at the pictures on their smartphone­s. That’s how dumbed-down they are. The Democrats have figured it out, the Republican­s not so much.

When the corrupt FBI raided Mar-aLago last summer, I figured such a banana-republic stunt by the G-men would generate a huge red wave in November. It was at best a trickle (except in Massachuse­tts,

where there was a blue tsunami, thanks to an ill-advised decision by the local GOP to spend all their funds suing other Republican­s rather than mounting serious campaigns against Democrats).

The headline will be “Trump Indicted.” Does anything else matter? Elon Musk thinks it’ll mean a landslide for Trump. I’m not so sure.

Nobody ever went broke underestim­ating the intelligen­ce of the American public — that statement is truer now than when H.L. Mencken first said it more than a century ago.

In Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson was ready for her close-up. Now the Democrats and state-run media are ready for their… mugshot.

 ?? AP PHOTO ?? Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen
AP PHOTO Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen
 ?? AP PHOTO ?? Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg.
AP PHOTO Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg.

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